Courses that qualify students in Auslan are suited to people working in or interested in the disability sector, education sector or interpreting. You will learn to communicate visually using gestures, body language and facial expressions. The course is designed to provide you with the ability to sign and read back signing. It also facilitates an understanding of the sociocultural contexts in which the language is used.
It is highly recommended that you complete each course before advancing to the next level.
Our courses are delivered in either a blended learning model or fully online model. The blended learning model is a combination of face to face learning, online and home study.
A basic introduction to signing in Auslan.
Develop your ability to use appropriate cultural and Auslan skills for problem solving and interactions.
Designed to provide training in how to sign in a range of unpredictable, more challenging tasks at an autonomous level
Auslan for people who want to become sign language users with skills and knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements.
Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) is designed to provide formal accredited training in interpreting Auslan/English.
Enrolments are now closed for Semester 1 2021. Enrolments for PSP20218 – Certificate II in Auslan and PSP40818 – Certificate IV in Auslan will be available in Semester 1 of 2022. Fill out THIS form and be the first to know when we open enrolments.
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PSP20218 CERTIFICATE II IN AUSLAN
PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan will give you skills and knowledge to communicate in Auslan as a basic user of the language.
PSP30218 CERTIFICATE III IN AUSLAN
PSP30218 Certificate III in Auslan will give you the skills and knowledge to communicate in Auslan as an independent user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people with some confidence on familiar, routine and some non-routine matters. You will learn to identify the principle characteristics of Auslan signs and generally describe cultural and historical trends and issues in the Deaf Community.
PSP40818 CERTIFICATE IV IN AUSLAN
PSP40818 Certificate IV will give you the skills and knowledge to communicate in Auslan as an independent user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people with some complexity, developing a degree of fluency and spontaneity in a wide range of topics. You will learn to identify significant differences between the structures of Auslan and English. You will also develop basic skills for communication with deafblind people.
PSP51018 DIPLOMA OF AUSLAN
PSP51018 Diploma of Auslan will give you skills and knowledge to be able to communicate in Auslan as a proficient user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people fluently and spontaneously in a wide range of topics and domains. You will learn to identify and analyse the structure of Auslan as well as basic linguistic similarities and differences between Auslan and other signed languages.
PSP50916 DIPLOMA OF INTERPRETING
PSP50916 DIPLOMA OF INTERPRETING (Part Qualification) for Deaf Students only
PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (Part Qualification) for Deaf Students only is for deaf people who are interested in undertaking formal training in order to assist them in sitting the NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) Certified Provisional Deaf Interpreter (CPDI) test. Currently, this course is only available for students who live or work in NSW.
Thinking of enrolling? Read below for some important information
Students who have completed some formal/informal training and/or have prior experience in Auslan may be eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning.
If you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, download this Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form, complete it and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Handbook contains information about ATE’s obligations towards our students, information about students’ rights and obligations towards ATE, as well as links to the relevant policies.
Students should read the Student Handbook prior to enrolling into an accredited course. You can access the Student Handbook here.
ATE takes complaints and appeals very seriously and applies the principles of fairness and justice to all complaints and appeals lodged by students.
You can access the Appeals Policy in the Student Handbook.
If you’re a NSW student and you have a complaint you want to take further please contact Smart and Skilled by calling 1 300 772 104 or access the Smart and Skilled website for more contact options.
ATE can provide students who experience disadvantage, including students with a disability, additional support throughout their course. ATE may also make reasonable adjustments to accommodate students where possible. The adjustment(s) made will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual needs of the student.
All students need to have access to the following:
- Laptop or desktop computer with reliable internet connection*
- Filming device (webcam, handheld camera or smartphone)
- Word processing and presentation software(s) to make presentations or complete your
assessments (Microsoft Word or Google Docs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides)
- PDF reader (download for free here)
- YouTube and/or GoReact account for your videos to be uploaded – YouTube is owned by
Google, so if you have a Gmail address, you have a YouTube account.
- Access to Zoom
- Access to Moodle – instructions will be provided prior to the commencement of the course
- Access to printer and scanner – If you are not familiar with document editing
- Pen and notepad
Note: For blended courses, laptops are preferred rather than phones or tablets and students may
need to hotspot from their phone. For online only courses, student MUST use a laptop or desktop
computer and their screen must be of adequate size in order for them to clearly see their trainer
*Students who don’t have access to a computer may be able to access ATE’s Computer Loan
Scheme. More information can be found here.